Today on Boston Public Radio:
– Jake Auchincloss, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, discussed why he believes America needs a green energy economy, and offered his take on how Congress ought to be handling economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
– We opened our lines to talk with listeners about the wildfires devastating the west coast, and America's failure to seriously confront climate change.
– New Yorker staff writer and historian Jelani Cobb called in to talk about his new documentary for FRONTLINE, “Policing the Police.”
– TV expert Bob Thompson weighed in on news of the final season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and reflected on the passing of veteran actor Diana Riggs.
– Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett Price, hosts of GBH’s All Rev’d Up, discussed the recently published Harvard Law School report into racial disparities in the Mass. prison system, and the racist subtext of President Trump’s “law and order” messaging.
– We opened lines to talk with listeners about the Patriots' Sunday victory over the Miami Dolphins, and whether the win has added significance in light of Tom Brady’s loss with the Buccaneers.
– Inaugural poet Richard Blanco called in for our monthly edition of “Village Voice,” where he read a handful of poems commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks.